Emerald Germs of Ireland

By Patrick McCabe
Harper Perennial, Paperback, 9780060956783, 336pp.

Publication Date: March 2002

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Description

Pat McNab, driven by rage and despair, goes on a rampage after killing his mother and ends up murdering more than fifty people. Or is his whiskey-addled mind merely imagining these murders?

Reality collides with fantasy with dizzying impact as Pat reflects on the long-gone days with Mommy, while fending off the persistent interferences of his small-town neighbors: the puritanical Mrs. Tubridy; that irascible seller of turf, the Turf Man; Sgt. "Kojak" Foley, and other unwanted snoops who could soon come to regret their inquisitive, nose-poking ways....




About the Author
Patrick McCabe was born in Ireland in 1955. His novels include "The Butcher Boy," winner of the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Literature Prize, which was shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize and made into a highly acclaimed film directed by Neil Jordan, and "Breakfast On Pluto," published in 1998, also on the Booker Prize shortlist. He lives in Sligo with his wife and two daughters.
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